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Alopecia/ Hair Loss/ Baldness

Alopecia/ Hair Loss/ Baldness

Last Reviewed : 12/23/2020
Alopecia/ Hair Loss/ Baldness


Alopecia areata is a disease that affects the hair follicles, which are part of the skin from which hairs grow. In most cases, hair falls out in small, round patches about the size of a quarter. Many people with the disease get only a few bare patches. Some people may lose more hair. The condition can affect anyone regardless of age and gender, though most cases occur before the age of 30. It is an autoimmune disease in which hair is lost from some or all areas of the body, usually from the scalp due to the body's failure to recognize its own body cells and subsequent destruction of its own tissue as if it were an invader. There is a slightly increased risk of having the disease if you have a close family member with the disease. It affects 2 percent of Americans (roughly 6.5 million people).

The following websites are some of the best online resources that provide more information about Alopecia. You will be directed to the websites by clicking on the respective links.



Basic Information

http://patient.info/doctor/alopecia. Patient, Alopecia

http://www.merckmanuals.com/professional/dermatologic-disorders/hair-disorders/alopecia. Merck Manual, Alopecia

http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/1069931-overview. Medscape, Alopecia atreata

http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/1069931-clinical. Medscape, Alopecia Areata Clinical Presentation

http://dermnetnz.org/hair-nails-sweat/alopecia-areata.html. DermNet NZ, Alopecia areata

http://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/hair-loss/tc/alopecia-areata-topic-overview#1. WebMD, Alopecia Areata - Topic Overview

http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/Hair-loss/Pages/Introduction.aspx. NHS, Hair loss

http://www.cancer.net/navigating-cancer-care/side-effects/hair-loss-or-alopecia. Cancer.net, Hair Loss or Alopecia

http://rarediseases.org/rare-diseases/alopecia-areata/. NORD, Alopecia Areata

http://www.healthline.com/health/alopecia-areata#Overview1. Health Line, Alopecia Areata

http://www.niams.nih.gov/health_info/alopecia_areata/. NIH, Questions and Answers about Alopecia Areata

http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/70956.php. Medical News Today, Alopecia Areata: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

http://www.medicinenet.com/alopecia_areata/article.htm. MedicineNet, Alopecia


Advanced Information

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2210836X13000237. Science Direct, Alopecia areata: A review

http://www.hindawi.com/journals/jir/2013/348546/. Pathogenesis of Autoimmune Hair Loss Disease Alopecia Areata
 

http://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0301/p1007.html. American Family Physician, Alopecia in Women

http://journals.lww.com/jewds/Fulltext/2013/09000/Androgenetic_alopecia___update_on_epidemiology,.1.aspx. Journal of the Egyptian Women's Dermatologic Society, Androgenetic alopecia: update on epidemiology, pathophysiology, and treatment, doi: 10.1097/01.EWX.0000432183.50644.f6

https://www.nhs.uk/Livewell/hairloss/Documents/Alopecia%20Areata.pdf. Guidelines for Management of Alopecia Atreata



Research

http://bmcmedicine.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12916-015-0331-6. BioMed Central, Hair regrowth in alopecia areata patients following Stem Cell Educator therapy, BMC Medicine 2015 13:87, DOI: 10.1186/s12916-015-0331-6, Li et al.

https://www.jci.org/articles/view/44478. Journal of Clinical Investigation, Bald scalp in men with androgenetic alopecia retains hair follicle stem cells but lacks CD200-rich and CD34-positive hair follicle progenitor cells

http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0127852. PLOS, Evaluation of DNA Variants Associated with Androgenetic Alopecia and Their Potential to Predict Male Pattern Baldness, http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0127852

http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/128/4/e1013. AAP Gateway, Intermediate Uveitis and Alopecia Areata: Is There a Relationship? Report of 3 Pediatric Cases

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/260993460_Vitamin_D_Deficiency_in_Alopecia_Areata. Research Gate, Vitamin D Deficiency in Alopecia Areata, DOI: 10.1111/bjd.12980

http://www.bloodjournal.org/content/124/19/2964?sso-checked=true. Autosomal-dominant B-cell deficiency with alopecia due to a mutation in NFKB2 that results in nonprocessable p100, Blood 2014 124:2964-2972; doi:10.1182/blood-2014-06-578542

 

https://www.dovepress.com/epidemiology-and-burden-of-alopecia-areata-a-systematic-review-peer-reviewed-fulltext-article-CCID. Epidemiology and burden of alopecia areata: a systematic review, DOI https://dx.doi.org/10.2147/CCID.S53985

http://www.scielo.br/scielo.php?script=sci_arttext&pid=S1807-59322008000600007. Primary cicatricial alopecias: a review of histopathologic findings, http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1807-59322008000600007

http://www.scielo.br/scielo.php?script=sci_arttext&pid=S0365-05962012000500012. Clinical and histological challenge in the differential diagnosis of diffuse alopecia: female androgenetic alopecia, telogen effluvium and alopecia areata, http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0365-05962012000500012


Related topics

http://www.itmonline.org/arts/alopecia.htm. TREATMENT OF ALOPECIA
WITH CHINESE HERBS

http://www.orpha.net/consor/cgi-bin/OC_Exp.php?Expert=1014&lng=EN. Orphanet, Alopecia-intellectual disability-hypergonadotropic hypogonadism syndrome

http://www.informatics.jax.org/searches/Phat.cgi?id=MP:0000414. Mammalian Phenotype Browser, Alopecia

http://www.livingnaturally.com/ns/DisplayMonograph.asp?StoreID=3D9D155236034A5897378F7C5A033221&DocID=condition-alopecia. Living Naturally, Alopecia



Other articles

http://www.alopeciacure.com/. Alopecia Cure

https://www.buzzfeed.com/tolanishoneye/living-with-alopecia?utm_term=.puM2WAknn#.fuGoZJO33. Buzzfeed, 12 Things People Living With Alopecia Want You To Know
 

http://www.alopeciafree.com/. Alopecia and Hair Growth Tips

http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/features/traction-alopecia-the-hairstyles-which-can-cause-hair-loss-10516418.html. Traction Alopecia: The hairstyles which can cause hair loss


Other helpful resources

https://www.naaf.org/alopecia-areata. National Alopecia Atreata Foundation

http://childrensalopeciaproject.org/. Children’s Alopecia Project

http://www.alopecia-awareness.org.uk/. Alopecia Awareness

http://www.aaaf.org.au/. Australia Alopecia Atreata Foundation

http://www.britishskinfoundation.org.uk/SkinInformation/AtoZofSkindisease/AlopeciaAreata.aspx. British Skin Foundation

http://www.canaaf.org/. Canadian Alopecia Atreata Foundation

http://alopeciascotland.co.uk/. Alopecia Help and Advice

http://www.alopeciaworld.com/. Alopecia World

http://www.carfintl.org/. CICATRICIAL ALOPECIA RESEARCH FOUNDATION

http://www.alopeciaonline.org.uk/. Alopecia UK, Support Group

http://www.meetup.com/topics/alopecia-support/. Alopecia Support


Related videos

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bqhTidogJJE. Youtube, Hair loss basics for men and women

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=se574hqg634. Youtube, Hair Loss Fundamentals

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vk6yX9G7Lsw. Youtube, Medical guidelines for Female Pattern Alopecia

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SXIesWgLbo8. Youtube, Androgenetic Alopecia

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7N3vRcwP2sU. Youtube, Alopecia Atreata

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MvbK6fQRjMQ. Youtube, What Causes Alopecia Areata and Universalis?


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RNrNtoFr_FQ. Youtube, Causes and treatment of Female Hair Loss


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vGlVvW-N62s. Youtube,


Presentation/Quiz/Newspaper articles

http://www.slideshare.net/daulatramdhaked/androgenetic-alopecia-2. Slide Share, Androgenetic alopecia

http://www.slideshare.net/daulatramdhaked/cicatricisial-alopecia. SlideShare, Cicatricisial alopecia

http://www.slideshare.net/ankitarathore980/hair-fall-24677607. SlideShare, Hair Loss

https://prezi.com/itb7omf4xjwl/alopecia/. Prezi, Alopecia

https://prezi.com/w4ddg_b-sdqr/alopecia/. Prezi, Alopecia
 

https://www.verywell.com/androgenic-alopecia-2616683. Androgenetic Alopecia or Female Pattern Hair Loss in PCOS



 

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